Linux Fundamentals

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" UNIX/Linux Fundamentals "     4 days
Next Public Offering: 3/18-3/21     Location:

Course Description

This lecture/lab course teaches computer users to make productive use of the UNIX®-like Linux operating system (OS). The most important and empowering concepts, such as pattern matching, command editing, shell scripting, and pipelines are emphasized, alongside coverage of basic OS utilities and services.
Because Linux can be somewhat confusing for new users, many typical mistakes are illustrated, and students are shown how to avoid them ("forewarned is forearmed"). Fully 40% of class time is spent in supervised laboratory activities, with students using a Bash (POSIX) shell interface to Linux.
Although this is intended as a first course in Linux, it does cover elementary shell programming, and is therefore especially well suited for those with a logical mindset who wish to become "power users", Programmers, or System-, Database-, Network-, or Web-Administrators.

Most of the course material is applicable to all Linux systems (SuSE, RedHat, etc.) as well as all UNIX systems (Solaris, HP/UX, etc.). We also offer a UNIX version of this course and a combined UNIX/Linux version, which gives students experience with both operating systems.


A conceptual understanding of elementary computer terms, such as memory, disk storage, and time-sharing is required. Typing skills are beneficial, as is familiarity with other operating systems, such as DOS.

Author & Instructors

Dr. Tim Maher has been an avid user of UNIX since 1976, and, since the early 80s, he has taught literally thousands of others to make the most of it. He has been teaching and using Linux since 1992. Tim has authored 19 courses on UNIX or Linux, including ones taught by AT&T.

CONSULTIX instructors are renowned for their ability to communicate complex concepts in simple terms and to make the study of dry technical material enjoyable.


Intro to Linux
History of Linux Logging In, Logging Out The Password System
Using the On-line Manual   Accessing the Printer
The Linux Filesystem
File Types Pathnames Permissions User and Group IDs
File Utilities
ls find chmod cp mv cat
more head tail rm rmdir mkdir
The VI editor
Creating Files Modifying Files
The Linux Shells
Shell Comparisons Quoting Techniques Shell Scripts
Startup Files Variables Aliases
History Substitutions Command Editing Filename Wildcards
I/O Redirection Pipelines Background Execution
  Job Control
Regular Expressions
grep Command sed Command Intro. to AWK
Linux Networking
TCP/IP ping Command E-Mail
Firewalls Remote Access Commands (rsh, rcp, ssh, etc.) Proxies
The Process Hierarchy
The ps Command Process Priorities Process Control

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